• Sarah Boron-Trotter

Wonderopolis in Speech Therapy

Updated: Jan 24, 2021

Do you work with upper elementary, middle school, or high school students? Looking for something new and fresh to use in therapy? Try out Wonderopolis!


What is Wonderopolis?

> A free website that includes hundreds of non-fiction article

> Wonderopolis publishes articles that seek to answer a question or "wonder" submitted on their website


QUICK TIP: Use the search bar to search for a certain theme or topic that you're using in your therapy sessions (e.g. polar animals, Halloween, spring, etc.)


MAKING PREDICTIONS

Before you read the article, review the questions at the top of each article. You can use them to target making predictions and discuss those predictions after reading the article. You can also use these questions to gauge your student's background knowledge on the topic!

VOCABULARY

Vocabulary words, called "wonder words", are highlighted in yellow for each article. The words are also listed in a black box on the right side of the screen. Click the "take the wonder word challenge" button to complete a vocabulary task matching the word to its definition.


QUICK TIP: Interested in highlighting context clues? Try installing a Chrome extension like Weava Highlighter, which will let you highlight words on any web page!

COMPREHENSION

Use the "Did you get it" box to answer a few comprehension questions. Too easy? Take note of the questions, and then have the students cite the evidence from the article.

I hope this gives you some new ideas to freshen things up!

Sarah (:


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